This organization has an awful lot to offer to anyone interested in improving our state. This site should be a regular resource for factual information to aid in decision making. They can be reached at http://www.cabl.org/
I am also creating a link directly to their 2009 Louisiana Fact Book. This is excellent work and should be a valuable resource tool.
Link to fact book: http://www.cabl.org/pdfs/2009_fact_book.pdf